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Japanese style pork belly salad seasoned in a Japanese citrus ume dressing served in a white bowl.
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Japanese Pork Belly Salad

This refreshing pork belly salad has savory umami plum flavors with a crunch in every bite. It’s the perfect appetizer to start any meal and is so easy to make!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Asian inspired pork belly, Asian pork belly, Asian salad with pork, pork belly salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 243kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Pork Belly thinly sliced
  • 1/4 Inch Ginger
  • 2 Whole Umeboshi Japanese pickled plum
  • 1 tsp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 2 tbsp Ponzu
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 Whole Cucumbers Persian/Japanese

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • With a vegetable peeler, peel the skin off the cucumbers every other stroke. Slice cucumber into 1/4 inch thick pieces and set aside.
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  • De-pit umeboshi, finely dice and set aside.
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  • Grind ginger down with a grinder or a garter and set aside.
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  • Cut pork belly into 1/2 inch width pieces and set aside.
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  • In a large frying pan, add neutral cooking oil and bring up to temperature over medium heat.  Once oil starts to lightly smoke, carefully add pork belly followed by grated ginger.  Mix well and cook until lightly browned on both sides, about 2-3 minutes.
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  • In a mixing bowl, combine cooked pork belly (along with all the liquids from the frying pan), sliced cucumbers, diced umeboshi, Sesame Oil, Ponzu and toss together. Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy immediately!
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Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg